DHWFD Collaborates with UNDP to hold Focus Group Discussions on Poverty in Tobago

 Mr. Magdy Martinez Soliman, Resident Representative a.i., UNDP, Councillor Dr. Carrington, Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development/ Photo Credit: UNDP Trinidad and Tobago

“The vulnerable persons in our population deserve some improvements to their quality of life.” This according to Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington, Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development during the delivery of her remarks at the first of two days of Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) on poverty in Tobago, which were conducted by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Division. The first FGD was held at the Anne Mitchell Auditorium on Monday, 13th August, 2018, involving participants from Tobago West and the second FGD was held at the Roxborough Secondary School on Tuesday, 14th August, 2018, involving participants from Tobago East.

Dr. Carrington explained that Trinidad and Tobago are signatories to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and thus the Tobago House of Assembly remains committed to support any initiative that seeks to achieve any of these goals. She also explained that this initiative by the UNDP benefits the entire country of Trinidad and Tobago.

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